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CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 10:00am EST
looking at that as well. host: george in clarksville, tennessee, republican caller. caller: yes, hi. i just like to make a comment or two. i believe that any executive order regarding guns is always aimed at law-abiding citizens. this administration flooded the market with thousands of weapons for criminals and now it seems like he slowly wants to disarm our country. we can't control our borders. how will he -- i guess russian gun dealers are probably drooling. one other comment i'd like to make. he will be surrounded by children when he makes his announcement. it seems like during the gulf war, saddam hussein surrounded himself with children and that was a chilling video. those children were scared to death. thank you very much. guest: i think the caller makes a very good point with regard to the issue of focusing on criminals and unfortunately the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives is involved in a very serious issue which has been well discussed and we'll continue to examine this. the attorney general of the united states was held in contempt for not releasing infor
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 10:00am EST
. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. cohen: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman ask for unanimous consent? mr. cohen: i do indeed. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. we've heard from a colleague of mine on the democratic side who sounds like he's not going to vote for this provision and we heard from a couple folks from the other side. i'm going to vote for it, not because i think it's all the best, sugar and spice and everything nights, but because for one thing, i believe our president and our vice president know what they can get in a negotiated deal with the republican side in the senate and what might pass this house as well. and they know what our country needs. and my district can't afford to wait a few days and have the stock market go down 300 points tomorrow if we don't get together and do something and people in my district need unemployment compensation and they need to know in the future they are going
CSPAN
Jan 16, 2013 1:00pm EST
: it's down across the street from memphis, tennessee -- mississippi. guest: i've been across the bridge there. host: what's your question or comment? caller: my deal is when you talk about congress and everybody is looking at discretionary spending, i beg it differ. we're funding the rhino but we can't take care of grandma. we're rebuilding mosques over in other foreign countries and yet little martha has to worry about her dad losing her dad and being out on the street and being homeless. we're not cutting we should be cutting. we send money to countries in south america and other places to improve their water system. so think about pipe in china and equipment in other countries and say, we'll do the labor. the government is sending more money overseas that should be cut. host: all right, tony, we'll get a response. guest: i don't know the last figure -- i tell everybody i once ran -- helped to run the foreign aid agency of this country in the carter years, and we do have foreign assistance. but it's a very small part of our budget. and we do have a concern for what goes on in other co
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
country is about. that's what i went and fought about. >> let's go to our democrats line in tennessee. caller: you're on the air, go ahead. i want to make a statement about the mental health issue. i think it's very important that they do something about this. but me, myself, i have a panic attacks and i've been treated. and to get proper treatment through these doctors, they put you through a process that is unbelievably slow. and i think they need to do something about that. also, i've always been a hunter. i think -- and they need at least a 30 day waiting period on all guns. and give them enough time and get proper data and everything set in to where it works. >> if you are just joining us, we are following up the four hour hering with your phone calls and comments. the hashtag is gun control. here is one from matt that says la peer gun control hearing testimony amounts to we must went nies the schools rather than ban tactical weaponry. >> here is to obama focusing on gun control rather than the economy. get back to jobs t real problem. caller: i'm also a veteran and i live in sou
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 10:00am EST
gentlewoman from tennessee, mrs. black. the speaker pro tempore: gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. black: thank you. as a charter member of the fixed congress now caucus and early supporter of the no budget, no pay, i am very exciting that this legislation will be voted on in the house in just a little bit. we on the house budget committee work hard to pass a responsible budget each year, but the democrat-controlled senate refuses to do the same. in fact, it has been nearly four years since the senate has passed a budget, and since that time, the government has racked up annual deficits exceeding $1 trillion a year and in total more than $5 trillion in four years. if we say on this current path -- stay on this current path of record deficits, big government and unfunded entitlement programs, greece's presence will be america's future. -- greece's present will be america's future. the debt crisis is not something we want for our children and grandchildren. accountability in the halls of congress cannot wait. today, we will make an important step in the house to force th
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from tennessee seek recognition? without objection. mrs. blackburn: thank you, mr. speaker. big abortion businesses are getting rich. and they don't deserve or need our federal tax dollars. that's why on the first day of this congress i introduced the title 10 abortion provider prohibition act. it's h.r. 61. planned parenthood's 2011-2012 annual report showed they received a record $542 million in taxpayer funding while simultaneously performing a record number of abortions. actually, one every 94 seconds. so in 94 seconds, they performed that abortion, they take in over $1,600 in federal taxpayer money and their funding has increased by 11% in the last two years. even though former employees of planned parenthood say the organization promotes sex selection, abortions, engages in could he hearsive behavior and fails to maintain financial records in accordance with the law. i encourage my colleagues to support h.r. 61 so we can get a hold on this big abortion businesss, hold them accountable, clean up the title 10 gr
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 9:00am EST
national march for life, the 40th annual. on your screen is congresswoman diane black of tennessee. this continues online at c-span .org. until 1:00 pm eastern, indiana senator dan coats says making the case for foreign aid will be difficult given america's fiscal issues and best outlook support for it. washington post editorial writer moderates the discussion thursday at the national council on foreign relations. >> good morning, everyone. after i did the last one, i said it would be a cold day in washington before i do another. here we are. pat yourselves on the back for turning out in this weather, but i think the strong turnout is attributed to both yourself and to the guest we have today and the importance of the topic we will be discussing. just a few points of business that i have to go through before we start -- you have to completely turn off, not just put on vibrate, all of those doodads like cell phones and blackberries, otherwise it will interfere with the sound system. you would not want to miss a word i will say. if you would like to use an electronic device i can ipad, you
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 12:00pm EST
. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from tennessee rise? mrs. black: to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. black: as a nurse for over 40 years, i have spent my career protecting life. as a congressman, i am proud to continue this critical fight for life. with former congressman mike pence's blessing, i have reintroduced legislation, the title 10 abortion provider prohibition act. this bill will ensure that no federal funds are given to planned parenthood or any other organization that uses their privileges as health care providers and fail to protect life. it's long past time for congress to respect the will of the american people and to stop taxpayer funded abortions, a heinous abuse of the law and destruction of innocent life. i urge my colleagues to stand up for life and to support this important legislation. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, sir, pu
CSPAN
Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm EST
government. about 22% of what tennessee spends, i'm told, is federal dollars. the rest is state dollars. in community services, state appropriations are about 70% of the mental health fund. while the state government has a role, it is a support role, and it ought to make things easier instead of harder. in preparing for this, it seems to me that putting a face on the individuals that need help -- one group would be a 9-year-old boy, who has always been pleasant but suddenly started defying his teachers. his grades slipped, and he did not want to go to boy scouts, did not want to play with his friends, so they reached out to a pediatrician who was able to get professional assistance. he was diagnosed with a mood disorder, and he began to improve and was sleeping better, so it was a success story. another case might be a 17-year- old who had no behavioral issues growing up. he started noticing lights in the bathroom. sounds of water irritating him. he began having trouble sleeping. he began to hear voices telling him to throw rocks at people. he was finally diagnosed with schizophrenia, but o
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 12:00pm EST
watching us in tennessee. caller: i am so glad i voted for obama. he really shines when he makes his speech. you can tell he is sincere in trying to do what the majority of the people want. and i am really proud of him and proud to be an american because of him. and my son was in the choir. i would have liked to see more of them. they are a great college. i just hope the people that do not agree will be ok with those of us who do. it feels great right not to be an american. host: robyn is referring to lee university singers who hail from the eu -- lee university in tennessee. next is a call from john. john is a naperville, illinois. an independent there. caller: i really enjoyed the inaugural program. in particular, president obama saying we need not choose between those who brought us where we are today and those who stand for where we will be in the future. then i have a question. what is the history behind the flags displayed in front of the white house? host: the white house or the capital? caller: the capital. host: there is information about the flags, which i can get for y
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 9:00am EST
president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the great state of tennessee seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received 11 votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received 11 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of electoral vote of the state of texas seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears that mitt romney of the commonwealth of massachusetts received 38 votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received 38 votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of utah seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that mitt romney of the commob wealth of massachusetts received six votes for president and paul ryan of the state of wisconsin received six votes for vice president. >> mr. president, the certificate of the electoral vote of the state of vermont seems to be regular in form and authentic and it appears therefrom that barack obama of
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. cohen: i want to join in congratulating the university of louisville on their success. the university of louisville has been a rival of the university of memphis but this past year or so, louisville's basketball coach, rick pitino, was good enough to champion the university of memphis getting into the big east conference. it was support we needed, support we appreciate. the conference isn't quite the same as it was when he did that but it was a good thing to do. we have a good rivalry and i think we need to support our rivals. we hope the rivalry continues for many more years to come. i yield back the balance of my time the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointment pursuant to 22 u.s.c. 1928-a and the order of the house of january 3, 2013, of the following member on the part of the house, the united states group of the nato parliamentary assembly. the clerk: mr.
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 5:00pm EST
the problem. there was a senator from tennessee, fred thompson, who passed that bill. and there was a senator from utah that past that environmental bill. what we need to do is be bipartisan and it can be done. we have to bring the business community. we need to have job creation. >> i do not want to interrupt you, but i'm going to. i know for certain that i have republican colleagues who do not believe the sequester is a good idea. they think it is irresponsible. and we agree with them. so what is it we can put on the table. i am about as left of center as they get. i understand this is about making a deal. we have some say the major drivers are things like thingsbu but the fact is that medicare costs have risen 3.2% in 3 years. other health care costs, 4%. we have done a lot over the last three years to send those drivers down. what is doing that is focusing on things like quality and quantity. we need to do more of that to bring those costs down. we also have to balance it with spending. we know some of our colleagues want to spend on -- >> this is a great meeting with you are al
CSPAN
Jan 1, 2013 1:00pm EST
good look at term limits and get rid of some of the dead weight. host: in tennessee on our one for republicans. hello. caller: happy new year. i would just like to say that by hope republicans do not vote for the senate bill. i would like to see them cut all possible spending before they even think about raising any taxes. there are plenty of places to cut. if they vote for it, they fall in the same trap they have in the past. the democrats have told republicans, don't worry about it. we will negotiate down the line. is the best these tax rates now and then we will talk about spending. trust us. i do not trust them. they should go for spending cuts before they go into any kind of tax increases. thank you for your time. host: on twitter, using the #fiscalcliff, thousands are coming in. greenwood delaware, you are on c-span. caller: earlier you had someone saying something about having his account cut. if your check is cut, i will tell you what i will do. i will pay the difference. this has been going on for more than 30 years. everytime you turn around, they say you're going to cut
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2013 5:00pm EST
. louisiana, tennessee have created recovery and achievement districts, and the results are positive. many view, and need our secretary on a trip to louisiana and you saw it in person and know it works -- many of you accompanied our secretary. psst we don't have any other option. failing schools will not be tolerated in virginia. i can tell you as the parent of five children that are with us tonight, all of whom have graduated from good virginia public schools, we must raise the bar and beat in tolerant of failure. we must continue to bring more innovation and more choices to the public-school system. excellent education demands having the courage to try new things and to be innovative. public charter schools have done well nationally to help bring options to our most underserved communities. the charter schools can increase flexibility and innovation and offer a wider range of educational experience. we have approved new taurus school laws, but we have not done enough. pennsylvania had 164 new charter schools. virginia had four. we have one of the weakest charter school laws in all the co
CSPAN
Jan 23, 2013 1:00pm EST
, former senator from tennessee, fred thompson, who was a counsel on the watergate select committee, former ambassador, job bolton, and a former special operations officer, and c.i.a. operative who is widely respected in the intelligence community. mr. speaker, and members of this body, we owe it to the families of the victims and the american peoplele to fully investigate this terrorist attack. i urge my colleagues to support my resolution to create a house select committee and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2013, the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert, for 30 minutes. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr. speaker. briefly we had a vote today. there's some wonderfully members of congress i have deep respect for who voted yes and 32 republicans who voted no on the republican side. it's not because we don't all hold the same belief that we have to cut spending to be responsible, to aavoid continuing to -- to avoid continuing to add debt to our
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 1:00pm EST
. host: to douglas, nashville, tennessee, democratic caller. caller: good morning. host: what are your throughouts on the inaugural address? caller: i thought it was wonderful. i thought the speech was very insightful and i believe that he talked about we the people and together we can do the things he set out to do. host: he talked about social security, climate change, equal rights for gay couples and women. is that your priority list? caller: i'm not sure it's in that order but the president has a hard job and congress has yet to work together with him and i believe that we have good republicans and over 50% of the country agreed with the position of the president and i believe the congress will go along with him eventually. host: give me your priority list, top five, or top three. caller: jobs, education, and for the war to end. host: all right. ok. that was douglas in nashville, tennessee, a democrat there. let's hear the president in his own words talking about the economy and his thoughs on social security and medicare. [video clip brbts >> for we, the people understand our coun
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
. i'm from a real small town in east tennessee. and my mom, who raised three kids on her own, didn't have a college education but she just imbued in me this notion i could do anything i wanted to do. >> how did she do that? just tell you that every day or how do you feel she made -- >> well, she had very high expectations, and let me know that she expected me to do well in school. but when i would talk to her about, i might work in the white house some day or i'm interested in politics or bag lawyer, she never said -- she said, you'll have to study hard and make good grades because you'll need to get a scholarship because i won't be able to afford it. but she never said, -- the sky's the limit was her view. so i did go to law school, and in the early '80s, when i got out of law school, i went back to tennessee to practice, and was going around to law firms, and even at that it point there weren't that many women in the law firm and i had guys who interviewed me sit me down and say, you understand, if you come to the firm you have to try cases, you have to go to court. i said i'm exci
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 7:00pm EST
california. let freedom ring from georgia. let freedom ring from lookout mountain of tennessee. let freedom ring throughout long-held mississippi. >> let freedom ring. let freedom ring from every state and city. [cheers] [applause] >> he will be able to stand up with all of god's children. black and white and protestant and jewish and all together. [children chanting] [applause] >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear. >> this weekend presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term. the official swearing-in ceremony at the right house shortly before noon eastern. it begins with a look back at the president's inaugural address in 2009. other inaugural festivities including the capital luncheon in the parade will start at and be covered on monday on c-span. join the conversation on facebook and facebook.com/c-span and on twitter. >> next, scientific and government health officials discussed the economic impact of drought. researchers say that climate change will affect the magnitude and severity of future droughts. this is one hour. >> we now have had two very intern
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 10:00am EST
yield to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. fleischmann. mr. fleischmann: amount 20, section 1. the terms of the president and the vice president shall end at noon on the 20th day of january and the terms of senators and representatives at noon on the third day of january of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified. and the terms of their successors shall then begin. section 2, the congress shall assemble at least once in every year and such meeting shall begin at noon on the third day of january unless they shall by law appoint a different day. mr. goodlatte: i yield to the gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen. ms. ros-lehtinen: section 3, if, at the time fixed for the beginning of the term of the president, the president-elect shall have died, the vice president-elect shall become president. if a president shall not have been chosen before the time fixed for the beginning of his term, or if the president-elect shall have failed to qualify, then the vice president-elect shall shall act as president until a president shall have qualified,
CSPAN
Jan 13, 2013 9:35pm EST
them. host: ann joins us from tennessee, a democrat. caller: it does not matter who president obama nominates. as a report that came out in june that under president obama that 7% of the injuries have occurred in afghanistan. does that sound like we're winning? guest: steve used the word tribe. by talking about i am not the senator from israel. the problem with that kind of language is that it suggests that those who have a very strong strategic view about the u.s.-israeli relationship somehow are in the pocket of israelis. i think that is wrong. there are strategic reasons for the relationship. on afghanistan, i would say senator chuck hagel's held different positions. when the iraq war was going poorly and the search was suggested, senator chuck hagel said, we have taken our eye off the ball. the greatest threat the united states faces is between the mountains of pakistan and afghanistan. today, or previously, he opposed the president's surge in afghanistan. these are issues that need to be addressed. where does he think afghanistan is going to go? why did he think that afghanista
CSPAN
Jan 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
from tennessee, and the honorable lamar alexander. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, ladies and gentlemen. the late author of a roots lived his life by these six words, find the good and praise it. today we praise the american tradition of transferring or reaffirming the immense power and the inauguration of the president of the united states. we do this in a peaceful and orderly way. there is no insurrection. this is a moment when millions stop and watch. a moment most of us always will remember. it is a moment's that is our most conspicuous and enduring symbol of the american democracy. how remarkable that this has survive for so long. and such a complex country, when so much power is at stake. this freedom to vote for our leaders. last year a tour guide told me that our first president, and george washington won'once posed this question, what is most important of this grand experiment? in washington answered his own question. not the election of the first president but the election of its second president the peaceful transfer of power. today we celebrate the 57th inauguratio
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